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Series: Chronicles of Elantra #12
Published by MIRA on October 25, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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New York Times bestselling author Michelle Sagara returns to the city of Elantra with a thrilling tale rife with ancient magic, assassination attempts and political intrigue.
Private Kaylin Neya already has Dragons and Barrani as roommates. Adding one injured, flightless Aerian to her household should be trivial. Sure, the Aerian is Sergeant Moran dar Carafel, but Kaylin’s own sergeant is a Leontine, the definition of growly and fanged. She can handle one Aerian.
But when a walk to the Halls of Law becomes a street-shattering magical assassination attempt on the sergeant, Kaylin discovers that it’s not the guest who’s going to be the problem: it’s all of the people who suddenly want Moran dar Carafel dead. And though Moran refuses to tell her why she’s being targeted, Kaylin is determined to discover her secret and protect her at all costs—even if keeping Moran safe means dealing with Aerian politics, angry dragons and something far more sinister.
I’ve been reading Michelle Sagara’s Chronicles of Elantra for years now, and I continue to look forward to each new volume, each new mystery in this crime fantasy series that’s always rife with intrigue, both political and criminal, and also gives us a glimpse into the life and personality of one Private Kaylin Neya, who is the Chosen one and as such wears ancient magical symbols on her skin but hates magic, is treated with very little deference by her peers, and has manners so appalling they may get her killed were she ever to grace the Dragon Emperor’s court. And I mean that literally, as the emperor is a dragon capable of turning her to ash with a well-aimed breath. Read More »